Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Want to learn a new Technique?

The new techniques contest is starting today at Pattern Review. If I weren't managing the contest, I'd sign up for it! There is hardly anyone participating on the board. After looking through my Reader's Digest Sewing book, I'm seeing that there are a LOT of techniques I'd like to try. this contest is the perfect motivator. You make 3 samples of a technique and then use it in a finished garment or item.
Here are some new techniques I have not yet tried (or tried once, unsuccessfully!):

  • welt seams,slot seams, fagotted seams, corded seams, lapped seams
  • lapped darts, abutted darts, catchstitched darts
  • shirring, smocking,
  • corded neckline, placket bands,
  • inset waistline, ribbon finished waistline,
  • separate shirt cuff placket
  • separate fly application
  • different varieties of bound buttonholes and welt pockets
  • hand worked buttonholes
  • tape fasteners like hooks and eyes or snaps
and lots more! It seems that the more we know, the more we want to know!


AngelatheCreativeDiva said...

I suppose this would be a good way to practice making welt pockets and bound buttonholes.


Rhoto said...

I've signed up!! Can't decide WHICH technique to learn 1st!! ;)
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Cisa said...

Wow, sounds like a fun contest! If I had the time I would love to join in on this one.

Nancy K said...

I moderated this back in December and I thought that the lack of participation was due to the holidays. Obviously not. I would love to learn how to do hand sewn buttonholes, but I don't have a current project to use them on. I'll have to think about this one.